Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th of July and a toasty baby.

I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th. We had a great day. We decided after lunch to go to our local carnival. They boys played games and rode on some rides.
Tanner


Mondo



Daddy and Carter
We only ended up staying for about 2 hours. Jaxson was getting cranky, and I was worried he was overheating. Part of his brain injury is he has lost the ability to control his temp. I took his shirt off but he was feeling warm and breathing pretty fast, so we quickly decided it was time to go. I almost stopped at the first aid tent on our way out but decided just to hurry to the air conditioned car. I took his temp when we got home. 101.5, yep, I think its safe to say that he has NO control over his temp. This puts quite a damper on doing anything in the summertime.
The boys just played in the water and in the back yard while daddy did some BBQ-ing.






And Jax stayed in the cool air conditioned house.




We did not go to a fireworks show, but man our neighbors had enough illegal fireworks to make my boys happy. And of course Tanner stayed inside with his MP3 player to block the noise of the fireworks.



18 comments:

The House of Garcia said...

awww looks like everyone had a great holiday. Jaxson looks so nice and comfy in his chair in the cool house LOL Those steaks look pretty good too ! hahahaha
Glad the day was a good one. Take care :)

Denise said...

Glad you were able to make the best of the day. You have had to make so many adjustments to your day to day living I am sure but you just keep trekking on. You are strong beyond words!! Happy 4th!!!

Dawn said...

Look at that face. I love it. I'm glad ya"ll had a good 4th. I know what you mean about the over heating thing Eian did that last summer he didn't sweat at all just over heat. so we stayed in pretty much all summer last year. This year I worried about the grill smoke and firwork smoke setting off an asthma attack but luckly we had no problem. I'll email you in just a min on the price of the magnets

Stephanie said...

So glad you guys were able to have a great holiday! Christopher does the overheating thing too, then we come in to the AC and he drops his temp. Sigh....:) Just wanted to pass this on, we buy these little fans that we clip on to Christopher's chair or stroller. We get the ones through One Step Ahead. They are about $15. They really put out the air! I have threatened to walk around with one attached to my neck. Anyway, they run on batteries, and the covering over the fan blade is made so that little fingers can't get in there. They are bend-y too, so you can position them at different angles.

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Hugs to all.

Steph and Christopher

sturpin said...

looks like such a fun day! I'm glad the family had fun. So somewhere with a mild, steady climate would be a really good choice for Jax, right? California maybe, after school is finished with?

Junior said...

Looks like you all had a great 4th.
Jax I am with you, give me the nice air conditioning.

The VW's said...

Glad you enjoyed your day, although cut short by the heat! I'm with Jax on staying cool! Luckily it was only in the 70's here in Michigan and nobody got overheated. Gavin gets hot really fast too. It's scary!

Jax looks so cute in those pictures, lounging inside where it's cool! Give him a squeeze from me! HUGS!

Emily said...

I don't blame Jaxson one bit! It's quite toasty out there! I'm glad you were able to enjoy a few hours of your day out! We were able to enjoy some illegal fireworks ourselves! That makes it more fun!

Kim Rees said...

I'm so glad you guys got out and did something fun for a few hours. Happy Fourth of July! You continue to be in my prayers.

Alison said...

Sounds like you had a good day. The bbq looks great - I am jealous as we are in the middle of winter which I HATE!
Nice to see Jaxson enjoying the aircon. Ashlea doesn't like the heat either.

Hayden and Brent said...

Glad to hear you and your family got to enjoy the holiday! And those steaks do look pretty yummy! I love Jaxsons Mohawk! Still praying that they make a decision! I love seeing pictures of your sweet boy! He just makes me smile! Braxton points and talks to Jaxsons pictures! Its so cute!

Conrad, Megan and Our Precious Keaton said...

What lovely pics of the boys! Sounds like they had a great time! Thanks for the pics - I always enjoy them! Glad things are going better with Jax! Keep well, Megan and keaton

Trina and Jophie said...

Hey girlie....Have you ever seen the Cooling Vests? Prolly not covered by your insurance as they aren't by mine....They'd prolly say its a luxery ;)

Anyway, Jophie has the same broken thermostat.....We are constantly controlling his be it hot or cold...

Those cooling vests are pricey but are easy peasy to make....Not sure how handy you are but I can tell you how if you'd like?

Just let me know...

Trina and Jophie

stephanie said...

Carnivals are nice but grilling and watching the kids play out back are one of our favorite kind of summer days.
Jax looks cozy in his chair, is it working out well?

jjpsmommy07 said...

It's too bad that Jax cannot be out in the heat, but he did look very comfy in his little chair with the air on. Glad you had a good 4th.

CFMama said...

I absolutely LOVE Jaxson's hair!!!

Mandy Buntjer said...

Poor Jax and his little broken thermometer! My oldest daughter has one of those too. If she gets slightly over-heated...it's all down hill from there!! Oh he is so handsome Lacey!

Melissa said...

OMG, Jax looks so cute just hanging out there!

I'm glad that you guys had a good holiday, but I'm sorry about the temp:(